We all know the importance of being prepared in case of emergency. Having a resqme® or two attached to your keychain or strategically placed in various spots inside your car could make a difference in case of an accident and save your and your passengers’ life.
Many times, we get asked how the resqme® seatbelt cutter and window breaker works. How to test it, is it reusable, and what is the little metal ball on the tool for?
The resqme® is made from an ABS plastic body. It works thanks to a center punch mechanism that triggers a spring-loaded, stainless steel spike. This spike will shatter the glass of the side window of a vehicle when applied to its corner (it also works on the middle but may not shatter instantly and a few trial may be necessary, so we recommend using the corners). Be aware that the resqme® only works on TEMPERED glass as opposed to LAMINATED glass. The little metal ball should not be used against the window, it is the other end of the tool, the black head that will break the glass when pressed against it.
Here is a glance of what is inside the resqme®:
If you ever find yourself entrapped in a car:
- Grab your resqme® and pull the black plastic clip to unveil the blade
- Cut the seatbelt (if jammed) diagonally
- Press firmly against the corner of TEMPERED glass window. Always choose the side windows as they are more likely to be made of tempered glass. Sometimes the roof window will also be made from tempered glass which is not the case for the windshield.
The resqme® is made in the USA. It comes in 6 colors, although we do have some limited-edition colors available here: https://bit.ly/3aUatXK
How to spot a copy quickly?
Beware of copies of the resqme® made from cheap material that may not work in case of an emergency. The original resqme® tool always has the actual resqme logo engraved on its side. Also, the keyring is black not silver.
Stay safe and prepared in case of an emergency!